Award-Winning Musical NEVERMORE Returns In Time For Halloween

Award-Winning Musical NEVERMORE Returns In Time For Halloween

Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company are pleased to bring Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe back to Austin. Nevermore made its regional premiere in Austin in October 2016 and subsequently was the winner of five B. Iden Payne Awards, including Best Musical. The Nevermore revival will run October 25 - November 10 and plays at the Ground Floor Theatre.

Nevermore is a unique and wildly theatrical musical play combining haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world's most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe's character and career and giving powerful expression to Poe's words "all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

The musical play was originally written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson for the Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of Poe's birth (January 19, 1809). The production then toured internationally, playing Off-Broadway at the New Victory Theatre in 2010 and New World Stages in 2015, where it received very enthusiastic audiences and sold-out houses.

The majority of the original Austin cast and creative team will be returning including Tyler Jones as Edgar Allan Poe, Suzanne Balling, Joey Banks, Matt Connely and Stephen Mercantel with Michael McKelvey (Director), Glenda Barnes (Costume Design), Joel Mercado-See (Sound Design), Sam Chesney (Lighting Design), and Teresa Carson (Prop Design).

FAST FACTS

Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company present

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Written and composed by Jonathan Christenson

October 25 - November 10, 2018, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm

Special Halloween Performance on October 31st at 8pm

Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd #122, Austin, TX 78702

Admission $15-$30

Showtimes, tickets and information available at penfoldtheatre.org

ABOUT DOCTUH MISTUH PRODUCTIONS

Doctuh Mistuh Productions was founded with the mission of bringing Off-Broadway and lesser known shows to Austin. Its inaugural production was Evil Dead: The Musical in October of 2009. Since then, DMP has gone on to entertain its loyal followers with the mission of bringing unique shows of quality that push the envelope and may not get produced otherwise. Other productions include Company, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Reefer Madness, Heathers, The Rocky Horror Show, Debbie Does Dallas and Silence The Musical.

ABOUT PENFOLD THEATRE COMPANY

Penfold Theatre Company invests in our world-class local artists to craft stories that welcome you to connect and be inspired. 2018-19 is the company's eleventh season: Nevermore (October 2018), A Christmas Carol Classic Radiocast (December 2018), Crime and Punishment (March 2019) and Henry V (June 2019).

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